When people get sick or hurt, they call the doctor, describe their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With animals, things aren’t always this straightforward. Because our pets can’t speak, they can’t alert us when something is bothering them.
What’s more, many animals are able to hide the signs of underlying illness, allowing it to develop and worsen undetected.
Veterinary diagnostics allow us to identify and treat health concerns in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can vastly improve the chances of a positive outcome.
The on-site diagnostic lab at Balfour Animal Hospital makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In many cases, we can have the results we need in just minutes. This means we can have a treatment plan in place before you and your best friend even leave the exam room.
When a physical exam and laboratory testing aren’t enough to reach a diagnosis, we turn to advanced imaging technology, such as x-rays and ultrasound. These tools allow us to examine the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity.
Images can be evaluated by our doctors in real-time or shared electronically with specialists if necessary.
If your best friend been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Give us a call right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and get your pet back on the path to good health again.
Balfour Animal Hospital
701 Canboro Rd
Fenwick, ON L0S 1C0